Spelling Resources

Visit  School A-Z for a free online spelling bee game. School A to Z is a free website to help parents of school-aged children, with articles, videos and factsheets on homework, child wellbeing and technology.

 Macquarie Dictionary pronunciation guide
 A word from Macquarie Dictionary on the list levels

Click on this link for a 19 minute TAU produced "How to run a school and/or regional Premier's Spelling Bee"

This short film has useful information for school coordinators to run in-school spelling bees, as well as indicating procedures and format for Regional and State finals. It can be counted towards teacher-identified learning.

Spelling Activities

The document below has been developed through suggestions from School Spelling Bee Coordinators who have previously participated in the Premier’s Spelling Bee. It contains activity ideas that can be used in the in-school phase of the competition as a way of selecting Regional representatives, as well as ways to vary the teaching of spelling, and motivate students to improve their spelling.

[pdf]School Activity Ideas & Suggestions [ 350 KB]

Strategies in the following document can be used by teachers to reinforce the four forms of spelling knowledge (phonologic, visual, morphemic & etymological) and encourage students to integrate and use these strategies in the appropriate contexts.

[pdf]Effective Classroom Practices [139 KB]

The Premier's Sporting Challenge has published a series of fun exercises and activities to support the Department's Thinking While Moving – English program.

Follow the link for some great ideas for spelling and literacy activities in the classroom

As well they have short video clips of classroom implementation of spelling games.

Spelling Tips

These 10 tips from Susan Butler, previous editor of the Macquarie Dictionary, will help teachers, contestants and their parents with some of the trickier aspects of spelling. Macquarie Dictionary is the official word list supplier for the Premier's Spelling Bee.

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